HyperDic: sprawl

English > 4 senses of the word sprawl:
VERBcontactsprawlsit or lie with one's limbs spread out
motionsprawl, stragglego, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
NOUNlocationsprawl, conurbation, urban sprawlan aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
attributesprawl, sprawlingan ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
sprawl > pronunciation
Soundssprao'l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > sprawl: 4 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAn aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
Synonymsconurbation, urban sprawl
InstancesLuda, LutaAn industrial conurbation in northeastern China on the southern end of the Liaodong Peninsula
Narrowersubtopiamonotonous urban sprawl of standardized buildings
Broaderurban area, populated areaA geographical area constituting a city or town
Spanishconurbación, conurbano, extensión, extensión urbana
Catalanconurbació
English > sprawl: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about.
Synonymsprawling
Broaderposition, posture, attitudeThe arrangement of the body and its limbs
Catalanposat desmanegat, positura desmanegada, postura desmanegada, sprawl
Adjectivessprawlyspread out irregularly
Verbssprawlsit or lie with one's limbs spread out
English > sprawl: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSit or lie with one's limbs spread out.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children sprawl in the rocking chair; There sprawl some children in the rocking chair
Narrowerspread-eagleStand with arms and legs spread out
BroaderlieBe lying, be prostrate
sit, sit downBe seated
Spanishrepanchigarse, repantigarse
Catalanarrepapar-se, escarxofar-se, repapar-se
Nounssprawl, sprawlingan ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
sprawlera person who sprawls
English > sprawl: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningGo, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymstraggle
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanisharrellanarse, expandirse, extenderse
Catalanaclofar-se, arrepapar-se, estendre's, expandir-se

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